Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Soul "ahem" Man Mpharanyana


"To the East of Johannesburg in Kathlehong, Germiston The Wavelets backed one of the most powerful voices in township soul - Jacob Radebe aka Mpharanyana. Some of the members of this band were Lloyd Lelosa who would later be a diligent producer and Stimela's keyboardist. Their hits includes Se Di Tsebise Mary and So Dull Without Here. In fact, Mpharanyana's career was mainly associated with three bands: The Peddlars of Springs, the Wavelets of Kathlehong and The Cannibals, whose members included Raymond Chikapa Phiri and Isaac "Mnca" Mtshali from Nelspruit. Most of Mpharanyana's hits were in Sesotho...One of the musicians who used to attend his recording sessions told me what I always thought was "style" was actually a coughing problem. The tape would be stopped so many times during recording sessions for him to cough, until one day his producer West decided he should just cough within the songs. To most people it became his trade mark." Max Mojapelo from his book Beyond Memory: Reording the History, moments and Meories of SOuth African Music
(The Peddlers later backed Dick Khoza on his seminal Chapita LP for the AsShams label.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

hello.Thanks...
but the cough story?
It's the same for Olivier Mutukudzi
later he stopped the coughing.

Anonymous said...

Thankssss

J.C.

Nick said...

Can't believe I missed this the first time round. Downloading right now...

Many thanks

Aphronova said...

Amazing..........Thanx a million for sharing this.been looking all over the place for this classics from the townships.BLESSSSSS

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It is an amazing musician, I love all of his releases. Thanks for making a blog about this guy.

Mimi Soul said...

Late on this one but link still work :) Fantastic! Thanks a lot

Peace